Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
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  • Country: Tanzania
  • D.O.B: August 20, 2014
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Boy
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  • Country: Togo
  • D.O.B: December 31, 2012
  • Age: 7

  • Gender: Girl
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  • Country: Indonesia
  • D.O.B: July 10, 2010
  • Age: 9

  • Gender: Girl
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  • D.O.B: January 24, 2011
  • Age: 8

  • Gender: Girl
Portrait of Petro Mohamed Rashid
Meet Petro Mohamed Rashid
Petro is 5 years old and lives in Tanzania.
TZ9890069 | Days Waiting: 276
Country: Tanzania
Birthday: August 20, 2014 (5 years old)
Gender: Boy

Petro lives with his mother and father. Petro's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Agriculture / Farmer. Petro's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Agriculture / Farmer. Petro has siblings living in the household. Petro helps with the following duties at home: Kitchen Help, Running Errands.Petro's favourite activities and interests include: Group Games, Hide and Seek, Ping Pong, Rolling a ball, Running, Sports.Activities that Petro enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Petro's favourite activities are: Learning about God, Listening to Bible Stories.Petro's family lives in the area of Shigala in Tanzania.

Petro's Country Details

As East Africa's largest country, Tanzania displays great diversity, including a low-lying coastal belt, a highland plateau populated by rich wildlife reserves, and the island Zanzibar, a former spice center. It also is home to Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. The climate ranges from tropical to nearly temperate in the highlands. Industries include tobacco, sugar, diamond and gold mining, cement, and tourism. Swahili and English are the official languages for Tanzania's 130 ethnic groups. About half are Christian and a third Islamic.

European explorers, including David Livingstone, penetrated the country in the mid-nineteenth century, and it was colonized by Germany and later Great Britain, from which it gained freedom in 1961. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries of the world. Compassion works in its northern zone, where the residents raise livestock and farm.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

How does sponsorship help kids?

Formal and non-formal educational opportunitiesCompassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
Health care, hygiene training and supplementary foodKids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
Personal attention, guidance and loveChildren are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need. We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity./p> Learn More

At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!